Veterans

Computer Science Alumnus Represents UNO, Nebraska at Nation's Capital

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https://www.unomaha.edu/news/2019/05/computer-science-alumnus-represents-uno-nebraska-at-nations-captial.php#.Xg4T9kLHIoU.mailto Ryan Ernst, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, was invited to present his undergraduate research to state representatives in Washington, D.C. As a participant of Posters on the Hill, Ernst and Pawaskar had the opportunity not only to p... Read more »

Kids honor vets at west Omaha Catholic school

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https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/kids-honor-vets-at-west-omaha-catholic-school At Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School on Monday, it was a day to say thank you. "We will always need the serviceman and servicewoman to defend this country, because there will always be people out there that will be greedy that have an ideology they want to impose on us or just full of hate,” says Congressman, Don... Read more »

Bacon Votes in Favor of Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program

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Yesterday, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.Res. 107 which would establish the Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program for the placement in offices of Members of the House of Representatives of children, spouses, and siblings of members of the Armed Services who are hostile casualties or who have died from a training-related injury. ... Read more »

World War I vet from Chalco honored in Papillion

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https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/world-war-i-vet-from-chalco-honored-in-papillion A World War I veteran, who was wounded in the war, was honored Monday in a ceremony in Papillion. Congressman Don Bacon gave a presentation to the great-nephew of Louie Hibbeller, who passed in 1979. Read more »

Bacon Praises Congress for Passing Tax Fix for Gold Star Families

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Bacon Praises Congress for Passing Tax Fix for Gold Star Families Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today joined his colleagues in passing bi-partisan legislation to fix the tax application on benefits paid to survivors of deceased family members. On a 417-3 vote, H.R. 1994 The Secure Act, was passed. It included language from H.R. 2481 which addressed the tax issue. “The benefits our Gold Star famili... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Co-Leads Effort to Reduce the Tax on Benefits for Gold Star Families

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Today, Congressman Bacon (NE-02) joined his colleagues in introducing bi-partisan legislation to reduce the tax on benefits paid to survivors of deceased service members. Over the last month, Rep. Bacon heard from Gold Star families who have received higher tax bills due to the recent simplification of the tax code. Upon learning of impacts to these military families, Rep. Bacon immediately engage... Read more »

Reps. Bacon, Waltz, and Moulton Introduce Legislation to Enhance Benefits For Gold Star Families and Military Survivors

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Yesterday, Representative Don Bacon (NE-02) a nearly 30-year veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation with Representatives Michael Waltz (FL-06) and Seth Moulton (MA-06) that would increase benefits for Gold Star families. H.R.1911, or “The SFC Brian Woods Gold Star and Military Survivors Act,” is named in honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class William B. ... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on GI Bill Payment Delays

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This week the House Veterans Affairs Committee held the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to task during an oversight hearing regarding GI Bill payment delays. During the hearing, the VA testified that payment delays were in large part due to the challenges posed by endeavoring to develop new software on an infrastructure that was not originally designed to perform the task required. Challenges ... Read more »

Bacon Ensures America Keeps its Promises to Veterans

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In a strong show of support for our nation’s veterans, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted on September 13 in favor of the Department of Veterans Affairs appropriations bill. This historic bill includes $86.5 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $5 billion above the 2018 fiscal year. It was passed by the House and Senate and is awaiting the President’s signature. “Since I started in Co... Read more »